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2021 MLB Handicapping
(17-26) Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals (20-22)
Date: Friday, May 21st, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Jose Urena vs. Mike Minor
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers +135 | Royals -155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Tigers +1.5 , Royals -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Detroit Tigers are once again a pretty poor team, but they are bringing 100% each night, so the Royals will need to be on top of their game if they want to pick up this win on Friday evening.
The Tigers are a bad team here in 2021, but don’t tell them that, as they have managed to pick up 8 wins in their last 10 games which has now at least made their record look a lot more respectable at 17-26.
A lot of the credit for their recent run has to go to their starting rotation, as they have really gotten the job done in recent times and have now given their team 17 quality starts which is top 10 in the major leagues.
The problem is basically everything else, as they are not scoring runs at a very high clip and their bullpen, although better as of late, just does not have the talent to really compete in the long term.
The Tigers will send Jose Urena to the mound who enters the game with a 1-4 record and a 4.22 ERA and we will need to see how he bounces back here, as he was forced to leave his last start last time after getting hit with a line drive off his leg.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals have also been pretty decent in recent times going 4-2 in their last 6, and just looking at their overall roster they do seem to be competitive and may be able to hang around the Wild Card spots deep into August and September.
The batting lineup has been good so far, although it is a little concerning that their best hitter at the moment is their catcher Salvador Perez who has hit 9 home runs and 27 RBI and has hit for a very solid average of .274.
Mike Minor will head to the hill for the Kansas City Royals who enters the matchup with a 3-2 record and a 5.02 ERA and although he has been hit around at times, he has had his strikeout stuff going this year already tallying 44 K’s.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Tigers are 22-45 in their last 67 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Tigers are 56-130 in their last 186 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Tigers are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Tigers are 25-68 in their last 93 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Tigers are 26-82 in their last 108 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Royals are 13-6 in their last 19 games as a home favorite.
- Tigers are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in Kansas City.
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
The Kansas City Royals are the superior team here and I think they will not have too many problems hitting Urena here. Mike Minor is not an amazing pitcher, but he is getting an outstanding matchup here against the Tigers and so I can see him lowering his ERA and picking up another win here.
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